Cranial and visceral Osteopaths have an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and a highly trained and refined sense of touch. We are trained for a minimum for 4 or 5 years in a full time capacity. Our job is to use this sense of touch and knowledge to explain your problem to you, treat it, or refer you to your doctor for further tests.
Some of the techniques that we use will be familiar to most people. These include massage, stretching, rocking, diet and exercise advice.
We also use some techniques that may be unfamiliar to you. These include stretching the organs (like your stomach and liver), and using very specific and refined techniques to stretch nerves and work on the bony plates of the skull and within the pelvis. These techniques are extremely subtle and powerful. Our patients describe them as being incredibly relaxing.
These extra techniques and our accomplished sense of touch are what differentiate us from other therapists. We are also very holistic in our outlook. Many shoulder problems respond to work on the liver, and low back problems to treatment of the reproductive system. We use our sense of touch to let us know where your body needs help. We do not use a one size fits all model. This is our secret weapon!!